Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ramping Up! and *

I thought I'd better put a new post up...as I've been accused of being "smitten" with Janis Ian. I guess I should have shared a bit more history with regard to a few important life experiences while listening to her music. Oh well..I'll move on. I've just been so busy!!

We are ramping up for the kids' visit this coming Saturday-Tuesday...and the whole pig roast/birthday bash on Sunday. I am way excited. You wouldn't believe all of the bbq equipment on our patio! Dave brought this HUGE Weber charcoal grill home...that my grandson could easily sleep in. Thankfully, someone is letting me borrow a travel crib!! Then there is the "regular" Weber grill, and the pig roasting box.

We are busy child-proofing the house...and speaking with our cats about little kids. We are making room. :)

Now for something totally different, I found this forward at a forum. I think Judy from Texas wrote it...but I could be wrong. I didn't write it...but I really like it.

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight....If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different." * Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers,-- a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim. -- *Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable. * Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded. – If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

*If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian. *If, like McCain, you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married heiress Cindy the next month, you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society. *If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system (while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant), you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's. *If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DUI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.

Please be smart when you vote this November.


Hahn at Home said...

Is "accusing" you of being smitten a bad thing? You are very cute. And, I see a future as a Rudie for you! Hell, yeah, bring on those stories - maybe this weekend, huh?

6 Degrees said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing, Melly!

Every time I hear a certain governor's voice, it makes me want to run to the Sacramento for Obama office and start phone banking. If nothing else, it's been an excellent motivator.

Mike S said...

I'm starting to think if we extend the election another 12 months the GOP will implode beyond recognition.

Still gotta write, busy.